Data protection and FOI

GDPR one week to go…are you GDPR-compliant when it comes to your own staff?

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Whilst many organisations have focussed on what the GDPR means for customer/client/supplier data from 25 May, have you taken the right actions with regard to your staff? We look at the very different considerations involved in being HR-GDPR compliant when it comes into force next week. More …

Update on GDPR: the Data Protection Bill

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The Government has published its Data Protection Bill, giving some additional considerations for employers to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force next May. More …

Queen's Speech 2017 – what is the impact on Employment law?

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In the Queen's Speech yesterday, many of the Conservative Manifesto pledges relating to Employment law have been dropped, and even those that remain are mentioned in extremely vague terms. More …

Wearable technology at work: why HR needs to get involved

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Jon Belcher, Senior Solicitor in our Data Protection team and Charlotte Marshall, Trainee Solicitor in our Employment law team, look at the increasing use of wearable technology at work (such as Apple watches, Google Glass and Fitbit), considering the legal issues that are raised and how HR should be responding. More …

The new General Data Protection Regulation is (almost) here

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Once it is formally signed off, which is likely to be later in January, there will be a two-year period before the Regulation becomes law. This means the new rules will be with us from early 2018. More …

European data protection reform: where are we now?

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If it feels like we’ve been talking about reform of the EU’s data protection regime for years, it’s because we have. And the reforms are still not complete. More …

Enforced subject access requests a criminal offence as of 10 March 2015

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Since 10 March 2015 it has been a criminal offence, contrary to section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), for an employer to require an individual to use their subject access rights under the DPA to provide certain records as a condition of employment. More …

Companies that make nuisance calls and send spam texts to face fines of up to £500,000

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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has today announced that it plans to introduce changes that will make it easier to take action against companies that make nuisance calls and send spam text messages. More …